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Theses from 2016

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Synthesis of Fluorinated Compounds by One-Pot Reactions and Asymmetric Organocatalysis, Kenny Pham

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Identification of Regulatory Mechanisms that Contribute to Novel Cell Cycle Outcomes During Host-Microbe Symbiosis, Charles T.S. Puerner

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Historical Allopatry and Secondary Contact or Primary Intergradation in the Puerto Rican Crested Anole, Anolis Cristatellus, on Vieques Island, Quynh N. Quach

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Somewhere Between Exploitation and Partnership: English and Native Alliances Surrounding the Raids on Deerfield and King William’s War, Caitlyn J. Remmes

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The Martha's Vineyard Experience: A Zooarchaeological Analysis of Diet and the Local Ecology, Richie Roy

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Fabrication of Microwave Resonators in Titanium Nitride Using Photolithography, Caleb Ruvich

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Invisible Differences: Identity Formation and Intra-group Conflict Among Somali Migrants, Emily L. Schkeryantz

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The Barbadoes Family and the Pursuit of African-American Equality in 19th Century America, Robert J. Shaw

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Training, Jason Henry Simon-Bierenbaum

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Unruly, Elysia L. Smith

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A Comparative Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Case Study for Mutagenic Potency on Aromatic Amines with Mechanistic Implications, Mitchell Joseph Sumner

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Genetic Regulation of Germ Cell Development, Emily C. Taylor

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Design, Fabrication and Characterization of a Poly-Silicon PN Junction, Jason D. Tower

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Ceramic Consumption in a Boston Immigrant Tenement, Andrew J. Webster

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Not Blood, Derek J.G. Williams

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Structural Studies of Two Functional Domains in Hybrid NRPS/PKS Systems: The Cyclization and Interprotein Docking Domains, Yuan Xia

Theses from 2015

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Design and Simulation of a Hybrid Dielectric Waveguide, Krishna Prasad Aryal

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Developmental Exposure to the Pesticide Benomyl and Parkinson's Disease Risk: Is There a Link?, Joseph A. Ayertey

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Traitor or Pioneer: John Brown Russwurm and the African Colonization Movement, Brian J. Barker

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Native Interactions and Economic Exchange: A Re-Evaluation of Plymouth Colony Collections, Kellie J. Bowers

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Evaluating Student Performance and Perceptions in a Flipped Introductory Undergraduate Biology Classroom, Kiley C. Brown

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A Queen's Legacy: The Lives of Elizabeth Woodville and Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Heather E. Bump

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We're Just Like You: Strategies of Gay Activism against the Religious Right, Politics and Conservatism, and the AIDS Crisis, William G. Burton

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The Trajectory of the Co-Occurrence of Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in Treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Amber L. Calloway

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BINARY STARS, Kate Carito

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Gay Outlaws: The Alpine County Project Reconsidered, Jacob D. Carter

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Changes in Water Temperature Patterns Following the Removal of a Low-Head Dam in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Matthew D. Conlon

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Discourses and Capital in Court Trials: Representation of Witness Accounts and Identity, Misty Crooks

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Replacing Quantum Measurements with Noisy Unitary Gates, Benjamin B. Cruikshank

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Environmental Dimensions of Colonial Settlement: A Palynological Investigation of La Cienega, New Mexico, Kyle W. Edwards

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'Responsibility to Protect': The Divergent Development of a Norm, Georges T. Fakhry

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Latitudes, Lewis George Feuer

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George Loney Wallace and the Wrentham State School: 1906-1930, Lindsay Fulton

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The Role of YBR063c in the MAP Kinase Sporulation Pathway, Alyssa Funk

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Developing Autism Screening Criteria for the Brief Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment (BITSEA), Ivy Giserman Kiss

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Function of the Ankyrin3 Bipolar Disorder Risk Gene in Brain and Behavior, Klaudio Gjeluci

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Militaria, Adam M. Graaf

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Being and Becoming an Ally: The Lived Experience of Social Justice Action from Privileged Spaces, Alissa L. Gross

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The Tale of Sigh, the Tales of Iran, Nazila Hafezi

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The Role of the Ecowas, the United Nations and The United Kingdom in Terminating Sierra Leone Civil War, Muhammed Mahdi Hasan

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Automatic Detection and Quantification of Bluff Erosion Events in Single Image Series, Martin D. Hellwig

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A Private Game, Lynn E. Holmgren

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Bury My Feet, Nathaniel Hunt

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Hydrodynamic Analogues of Hamiltonian Systems, Francisco J. Jauffred

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Deep Coring, Viking Age Accumulation Rates and Household Wealth in Skagafjörður, Northern Iceland, Eric D. Johnson

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Social Cost Bias, Probability Bias, and Self-Efficacy to Achieve a Specific Goal or Outcome as Mechanisms of Behavioral Action in Social Anxiety, Carol S. Lee

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Exploring Alternative Cobalt Redox Mediators and β-diketonate Non-Innocent Ligands for Applications in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Nicholas Anthony Lee

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Respiratory Behavior in Manduca Sexta Pupae, Yue See Lee

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Living the History: The Role of Archaeology in the Interpretation of the Wampanoag Homesite at Plimoth Plantation, Meredith P. Luze

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Coping With Racism: Emotional Acceptance and Systemic Attribution of Racism as Buffers against Social Anxiety among People of Color, Jennifer H. Martinez

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States of Insecurity, Jennifer Lucy Martin

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To Fix Stray Things, Alyssa L. Mazzarella

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Charles Francis Adams: A Study on the Crucial Role of Adams in Maintaining British Neutrality During the American Civil War, Jonathan S. McIsaac

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The Massachusetts Bay Circuit, Corey W. Medeiros

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Connecting Networks of History and Heritage at America's Oldest Seaport, Kimberly Montoni

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Mall, Matthew A. Morrison

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: : poof : :, Caleb Nelson

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Age-Related Associations between Physical Activity and Telomere Length in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002, Elisa F. Ogawa

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É Para Sair de Portugal a Todos os Custos! The Policia Repressiva de Emigração Clandestina (1896-1911) and the Politics of Azorean Emigration to the United States, Sonia Patricia da Silva Pacheco

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The Integration of African Americans in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Massachusetts, Caitlin E. Pinkham

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Regulation of Epithelial Morphogenesis by β-Arrestin Kurtz, Katarzyna Maria Piotrowska

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Design of a Plasmonic Bragg Reflector Cavity, Shiva Prasad Pokhrel

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Interaction and Spatial Dynamics of the MAP Kinase Smk1 during Sporulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Joseph M. Roesner

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Quantum Mechanics With a Quartic Dispersion Law, Joanna Ruhl

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A Preliminary Investigation on Measuring Parent Adherence to a Family-Based Weight Loss Intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Carlos F. Salas

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Quantitative Analysis of Amyloid Fibrils using Atomic Force Microscopy, Christine L. Schifone

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Activity of Mannanase in Relation to Mixed Micelle Formation of Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonate with Linear Ethoxylated Alcohol, Jeannine D. Seyfert

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Anti-Catholicism and Gender Norms: Reassessing the Charlestown Convent Riot, 1834, Daniel S. Sousa

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Correlates of Awareness and Use of the Hubway Bike Share Program and the Association with Weight Status, Lawrence H. Stahley

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Corporate Responses to Rana Plaza - A Comparative Case Study, Bjoern P. Stengel

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Ubiquitous and Unfamiliar: Earthenware Pottery Production Techniques and the Bradford Family Pottery of Kingston, MA, Martha L. Sulya

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Third World Instincts, Shilpi Suneja

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Taxonomy of the Bitentaculate Cirratulidae (Polychaeta), Stacy A. Tewari

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The Effect of Labor Unionization on Corporate Investment Efficiency, Yu Zhang

Theses from 2014

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Crowning a Florentine Princeps in a New Rome: The Civic Humanism of Leonardo Bruni and the Rise of Cosimo de' Medici, "Pater Patriae", Jason F. Amato

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The Banjoist of Stumpville: Now Streaming, Drew Arnold

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High Temperature Mid-Wave Infrared Imagery, Justin J. Baker

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N-β-Alanyldopamine Metabolism in Sarcophaga Bullata, Hanine Barek

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The Transvaal Constitution and Responsible Government: How Churchill influenced Apartheid, Christopher H. Beckvold

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Effect of π-Extension and Peripheral Redox Active Groups on the Non-Innocent Character of Ruthenium(II) Polypyridyl 8-Oxyquinolate Complexes, Stephanie Erin Bellinger

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A Common Standard for Film Production Incentives Impact Analysis, Deepak P. Bidwai

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"Tenacious of Their Lands": Fortifying the District of Mashpee, 1834-1842, Nicole Alexis Breault

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A Model of Social Functioning in Schizophrenia: Symptomatology, Personality, and Brain Region Volumes, Victoria Choate

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Characterization of Enterococcus Bacteriophages and Their Potential Role in Horizontal Gene Transfer, Fatme A. Chouaib

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Efficacy of Citizen Science in Water Quality Studies: A Macroinvertebrate Biomonitoring Project in the Charles River Watershed, Massachusetts, Christina E. Ciarfella

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Using Ehrenfest Dynamics to Model Particle in a Box with Moving Walls, Jeffrey Cohn

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Orchard House and the Making of Little Women, Allison Conner

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Assent and You Are Sane: "John Brown Was Right", Jermain S. Corbin

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Disturbed But Not Destroyed: New Perspectives on Urban Archaeology and Class in 19th century Lowell, Massachusetts, Katelyn M. Coughlan

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Microbial Interactions With Cnidarians In Massachusetts Coastal Waters, Meaghan C. Daley

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Determining the Gruneisen Coefficient for Liquids Using the PAZ-Scan Technique, Olivier A. Dantiste

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Saving the "Original Paradise": Health Tourism, Tropical Disease, and the Problem of Cuba in the American Imperial Imagination, 1848-98, Liana DeMarco

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Expeditions, Mariya Deykute

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Panthersprung: The Vital Inheritance of the Agadir Crisis, Patrick E. Doerr

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Effects of Extracellular Matrix Rheology and Adhesion in Three Dimensional Pancreatic Tumor Models, Hamid El Hamidi

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Reductions in Experiential Avoidance as a Mediator of Change in Symptom Outcome and Quality of Life in Acceptance-Based Behavior Therapy and Applied Relaxation for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Elizabeth Hemenway Eustis

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Students' Attitudes towards Science and Science Learning In an Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course, Nicole Floro

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Investigation of Amyloidogenic Systems by the Application of Small Molecular Probes, Sanjukta Ghosh

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Lusitania: An Examination of Captaincy and Seamanship in the Face of Disaster, Robert J. Goulding

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“So Succeeded by a Kind Providence”: Communities of Color in Eighteenth Century Boston, Eric M. Hanson Plass